Mycoplasma capricolum

Mycoplasma capricolum
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Mycoplasmatota
Class: Mollicutes
Order: Mycoplasmatales
Family: Mycoplasmataceae
Genus: Mycoplasma
M. capricolum
Binomial name
Mycoplasma capricolum
Tully et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

Mycoplasma capricolum is a species of Mycoplasma bacteria. It is primarily a pathogen of goats, but has also been found in sheep and cows. The species requires external sources of cholesterol to grow or survive (which usually comes in the form of a natural fatty acid auxotroph), but the uptaken fatty acid is not used as a substrate for energy production but rather for phospholipid synthesis instead.

It causes a disease in goats called contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP).

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